Finding Harmony Between Humans and Elephants

….How one non-profit organisation is encouraging alternative crops to reduce human–elephant conflict in Thailand. Text Sarah Eichstadt When elephants enter her farm, Roengrom “Rom” Amsamarng runs...

Travel and Adventure


In the Market for Medicine

Asia’s transformation in the healthcare sector is leading to a boom in medical tourism in developing countries.

An Invisible Disease

Rainforest medicine

Uncharted Territories


Tree of Life: The Wood Element

Article extracted from Asian Geographic Issue 02/2020 (141) Text: Shreya Acharya It is durable and strong, warm and cosy, and lasts up to hundreds of years....

Cultural Change-makers


Top 5 Extreme Places in Asia

Asia encompasses many of the world’s superlative natural wonders, from its highest mountain to its hottest desert. Discover what makes our region the most extreme continent on the planet!

Riding the Golden Eagle: From Russia with Love

(Text by Simon Richmond. Photos courtesy of GW Travel) The blue and gold painted Golden Eagle is waiting on platform 8 of Moscow’s Kazan station, its destination listed as Ulaanbaatar, even though the final stop is Vladivostok. There’s no time to unpack my luggage, which has already been delivered to...

3 Key Buddhist Sites In Southeast Asia

BOROBUDUR Central Java, Indonesia Located on the Indonesian island of Java, Borobudur is the largest and most famous Buddhist temple in the world. The temple is believed to have been built over a period of 75 years in the 9th centuries by the kingdom of Sailendra. Nine platforms are stacked on...

Saving Gili’s Horses

The cidomo horses are the pride and joy of the Gili islands in Indonesia, but increasing tourism to the area taxes the horses more than ever. Already, efforts are underway with the help of donors and volunteers, but what more can be done to retrieve these animals from the brink of abuse?

Current Affairs

Observing The New Uzbekistan

Central Asia's most populous nation Uzbekistan was voted for their leader. Around 20 million Uzbeks are eligible for an election on 9 July at...

Palm Progress

Can palm oil plantations and endangered rainforests really coexist? One conservationist says yes. Text and images credit: Nathan Sen The island of Borneo, divided among Malaysia,...

Above the Water: Sea Science

Text by Benjamin P.Horton 340 MILLION people are at risk of flooding from sea-level rise by 2050. We know that rising sea levels affect every coastal...

The Gold Trap: How COVID-19 is pushing Filipino children into hazardous work

By Marielle Lucenio The Philippines had been making slow progress in its long fight against child labour, but the pandemic reversed the gains that had...

A culture of silence blunts the impact of a new Vietnamese law against sexual...

By Trang Vu Vietnam’s new labor law requires employers to put in place mechanisms to prevent and penalize sexual harassment in the workplace. But Vietnamese...

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The Road to Independence: Burma (1945 – 1962)

From the 1962 Democracy Protests, through the 1974 U Thant Crisis, the 1988 Uprising, and the 2007 Saffron Revolution, to the 2021 Spring Revolution, Myanmar has fought against the whims of its military leaders and suffered at the hands of the army. To make sense of the tumultuous events of the past six decades, we must understand the complex politics and power struggles that have dominated this country once known as Burma.

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